Marquette vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview

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Marquette vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview
Marquette
(13-3, 3-2 away)
Cincinnati
(15-3, 10-3 home)
Venue: Fifth Third Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Marquette V Blue 13.7 D Gardner 5.4 J Cadougan 4.4
Cincinnati S Kilpatrick 17.3 T Rubles 5.8 C Wright 3.7

Cincinnati welcomes No. 25 Marquette to Fifth Third Arena on Saturday. The game tips off at 7:00 EST and you can see it on ESPNU. The Bearcats are 2-3 against the Golden Eagles over the last four years. They won 72-61 on 2/29/2012 the last time they played.

Marquette is in 1st place in the conference and Cincinnati is in 4th place.

In a 75-70 triumph over DePaul on January 15th, Cashmere Wright put up 20 points and 7 assists for the Bearcats. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 3.7 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game. In a 69-62 victory over Seton Hall on January 16th, Davante Gardner put up 17 points and 5 rebounds for the Golden Eagles. He averages 13.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 5.4 rebounds per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Marquette is strong in free throw rate at 43.2. This is good enough for 2nd in the conference and 27th in the nation.

Marquette StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Cincinnati has an average margin of victory of 11 over Marquette in 23 wins since 1982.
  • Even computers respect Cincinnati more. We have a better RPI this season than Marquette (RPI: #26 vs #91).
  • Cincinnati can actually jump, with more rebounds (45.3 per game vs 35.2 per game) than Marquette this season.
  • Justin Jackson is ranked 9th in the Big East in blocks.
  • Cincinnati has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.699 to 0.668).
  • Cheikh Mbodj is ranked 19th nationally in blocks.
  • The Cincinnati rebounding leader (Sean Kilpatrick) has more rebounds than the Marquette rebounding leader (Davante Gardner).
  • Cincinnati waxed Marquette by 11 points the last time they played (Feb 29, 2012).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Cincinnati has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Marquette (8 vs 4).
  • The Cincinnati scoring leader (Sean Kilpatrick) has more points than the Marquette scoring leader (Davante Gardner).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Cincinnati has a stronger schedule than Marquette this season (SOS Rank: #158 vs #225).
MARQ Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Davante Gardner 22 13 5 1 1 1 1
B Vander Blue 31 14 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Junior Cadougan 26 9 3 4 1 0 3
C+ Jamil Wilson 24 9 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Todd Mayo 17 8 2 1 1 0 1
C+ Trent Lockett 25 7 5 2 1 0 2
C Juan Anderson 15 4 3 1 1 0 1
C Chris Otule 16 4 3 0 0 1 1
C- Derrick Wilson 15 2 2 2 1 0 1
D+ S. Taylor Jr. 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Jake Thomas 13 3 2 1 0 0 0
D Jamal Ferguson 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Dylan Flood 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cinci Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Sean Kilpatrick 32 17 5 2 1 0 2
B Cashmere Wright 28 15 3 4 2 0 2
B- JaQuon Parker 28 11 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Titus Rubles 20 7 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Cheikh Mbodj 19 5 5 0 0 3 1
C Justin Jackson 20 4 5 2 1 1 2
C- David Nyarsuk 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
C- S. Thomas 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
C- J. Sanders 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Ge`Lawn Guyn 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ J. Davis III 11 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Kelvin Gaines 6 1 2 0 0 1 0
D A. Eppensteiner 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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